Ubuntu 13.04 was released yesterday, but is 13.04 a hit, or miss? This release brings some major underlying changes to Ubuntu, though Unity is still nearly the same. Here are some of the new features for anyone that is looking for an excuse to download Ubuntu 13.04.
A New window switching method was added for the release of 13.04, making this version even more user-friendly.
Ubuntu 13.04 users can switch opened windows by scrolling on icons inside the Unity Launcher. This feature only works when a single application has multiple windows open.
Some of the less popular icons were replaced which should add some extra style to the growing Unity desktop.
Many of the old icons will remain the same, but some frequently used icons offer a new look. This includes the software center, software updater, and Nautilus icons.
No more dull shutdown windows for Ubuntu users, now you might shutdown just to see the new look.
Ubuntu 13.04 uses the Unity dash user interface appearance for shutdown dialogs. That means that the desktop background will still be visible.
This was just a small look at some of the changes in 13.04, but there is a lot more to be seen.
Want to take a look at the extra wallpapers offered with 13.04? If you are interested, we have provided a list with some of the best wallpapers, and several screenshots.
Tags: Ubuntu, Unity desktop